We Are Connected to Our Communities

As a mutual bank, community outreach is the way we do business. You’ll find our Community Outreach team providing financial education, supporting non-profit organizations, and staying on top of what the community needs to flourish. We are a proud financial partner of BankOn, which ensures all individuals have access to a safe and affordable bank account. From financial education to banking products, our partnership helps raise awareness for underbanked communities, helping those individuals on the path to financial success.

The Mutual Bank Difference

Because we’re owned by our depositors like you, we invest your deposit dollars directly into the communities we serve. Watch this video to see where your money goes.

In the Community

Spotlight on El Barrio

The Centers is a nonprofit organization with a goal of creating life-changing solutions for people in Northeast Ohio to lead healthier and more successful lives, and the El Barrio workforce development programs and family services are an impactful part of the resources they offer.

Spotlight on LakewoodAlive

The deep connectivity between our team and LakewoodAlive undoubtedly stems from the unmistakable similarity between the heart of mutual banking and what LakewoodAlive describes as the heart of all they do — fostering and sustaining vibrant neighborhoods.

Spotlight on Habitat for Humanity

In 2023 First Federal Lakewood once again committed to support the organization with a two-year $60,000 sponsorship.

How We’re Making a Difference in Our Communities

Between volunteering at our local schools to helping at the local food pantry, our team is busy! Check out how we’re getting involved in 2024.

First Federal Lakewood Activity Book 2024

Learning about personal finance is important for tomorrow’s cosmic explorers! Join our team by helping my astronaut pals and I complete the 7 missions in this book.

Giving Back to Our Local Children, One Shoe at a Time

There’s no better feeling than giving to the children who need it most. Over the past five years our team has been a supporter of Shoes and Clothes for Kids.

How First Federal Lakewood Invests in Local Young Adults and Students for a Brighter Future

Our future relies on our children. That’s why investing in the young adults and students in our communities is a crucial and essential part of our bank’s mission. Teaming up with Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) helped us do exactly that.

    Hear From Our Chief Community Development Officer

    “First Federal Lakewood’s Community Development team consistently ‘shows up’ when there is a call for action. In harmony with our mission of being deeply rooted in the community, our activities demonstrate commitment to mutuality, providing long lasting benefits for our employees and customers.”

    -Chalana Williams, SVP Chief Community Development Officer

    Are you a community organization looking to partner with First Federal Lakewood?